The Second World War in the Far East (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

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The complete history of Japan's attempt to carve out a vast empire from India to the south Pacific. Starting in 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, HP Willmott reveals how Japan planned to challenge the established colonial powers and why her forces were able to inflict such shattering defeats on the British and Americans in 1941-2. Vivid accounts of the world's greatest sea battles follow, as the US Navy avenged Pearl Harbor at the battle of Midway and drove across the Pacific to liberate the Philippines and destroy the Imperial Fleet. All are brilliantly illustrated with state-of-the-art graphics.

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The most distinguished series in military history, published in the US for the first time. Each is volume written by a leading authority in the field and edited by John Keegan, the world's preeminent military historian.

In this heavily illustrated and authoritative account of World War II in the Far East and the Pacific, critically acclaimed historian H. P. Wilmott describes the most dramatic actions ever played out in military history. 70 color, 30 b/w photographs.

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Author of the bestseller Pearl Harbor, H. P. Wilmott teaches war studies at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England, and is a prolific and much admired author.

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